| Mar 16, 2013
| 11:17 AM
One of my first impressions when I called the San Fernando Valley my home nearly 30 years ago was that this vast middle-class enclave suffered from a bad inferiority complex, like it was populated by a lot of Rodney Dangerfields who just couldn’t...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 4:36 PM
In the debate over who should be the next mayor of Los Angeles, who would you suppose argues for elimination of a business tax to kick-start economic growth?
Not the one-time investment banker who dropped out of the race early and says killing the...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Asserting that voluntary guidelines won't work, elected officials on Monday night urged the Federal Aviation Administration to adopt regulations to reduce the noise and safety risks of helicopter flights over neighborhoods across Los Angeles County....
| Jan 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Since my knee replacement surgery less than two weeks ago, I've been popping narcotic painkillers that come with long lists of potential side effects.
Among them are vomiting, hallucinating and impaired thinking.
It is perhaps that third one that made...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The 100-year-old Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County knows how to make an entrance.
On Saturday night, following a black-tie dinner to celebrate its centennial, the museum lifted the curtain on its brand-new entrance, the Otis Booth Pavilion....
| Jun 1, 2013
| 3:10 PM
These days Broadway, film and TV star Mandy Patinkin may be best known for his role as CIA Division chief Saul Berenson in the hit show "Homeland," but his first love is singing on stage. "There is nothing better or more fun. It's the love of my life,"...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:09 PM
Los Angeles County Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Gloria Molina were unable to win passage of a measure to sever ties to a foster care contractor with a history of substantiated child abuse and financial malfeasance.
Under the supervisors'...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
L.A. added two new million-dollar-a-year executives to the ranks of its top-paid arts leaders during 2011, although two existing members of the seven-person club had to get by with less than they'd made in 2010.
Increases for Music Center President...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:55 PM
Los Angeles County Supervisors Gloria Molina and Michael D. Antonovich will make another attempt to cut a troubled foster care contractor with a history of misused money and child abuse.
Under the supervisors' proposal, the county board has once again...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:25 AM
The death of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy has sparked outrage from his family and prompted questions from county officials, as documents showed the boy's mother -- charged with murder in his death -- was previously investigated six times for abuse...
| May 31, 2013
| 2:06 PM
A hearing will be held on June 10 to discuss a recent report from the Federal Aviation Administration looking at helicopter noise in Los Angeles County, particularly the San Fernando Valley.
The report leaves open a range of options for how to tackle...